[whatwg] Spellchecking proposal #2

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Mon Jun 26 05:16:34 PDT 2006

Gervase Markham wrote:
> James Graham wrote:
>> The only sensible use case that has been suggested so far is for online
>> email apps which allow > 1 email addresses in an <input type="text"> -
>> in this case none of the text will be recognized by the spellchecker vs.
>> an <input type="text"> which contains an email subject line, which
>> should be spellchecked.
> How about a scheme where the UA never spellchecks <input type="text">?
> Those who have sufficient trouble with spelling a single sentence (the
> subject line) can right-click and choose "Check Spelling"?
> If this whole attribute rigmarole is merely about trying to distinguish
> between an <input type="text"> containing email addresses and one
> containing a subject line, then it seems like a storm in a teacup to me.
> Either people have to manually request it for subject lines, or the
> email addresses get red squiggly underlines - deal with it. :-)

Well most people on the list seem to agree with you - you just need to convince 
other Mozilla folks who seem determined to implement this :)

"You see stars that clear have been dead for years
But the idea just lives on..." -- Bright Eyes

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